NEW DELHI, Oct 21 - The policy of �no-detention� up to class X is likely to be scrapped with the reintroduction CBSE board examinations for students of this category after serious concerns have emerged that academic standards have fallen.
�The policy is under review. The decision has not been taken. But we want it (reintroduction of class X board exams),� HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters at a get-together at his residence.
He said a committee of ministers of five states and parents across the board have demanded reintroduction of the board exams for the 10th class saying standards have fallen.
The minister said the government was, however, keen that educational �outcomes� should be maintained for respective classes even if exams are not held and schools should maintain it.
The final decision in this regard will be taken on October 25 in a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) which will be chaired by Javadekar. � PTI